meltdowns

Equipping Kids to CalmPractical ways to build your child’s self-regulation skills

Parents want to be able to help their kids calm down when conflict happens. So it can be quite discouraging when conflicts spiral out of...

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The Big Do Over

    Recently we received this story from Joel and Amy Nelson, parents of two sons, who have previously shared their story here. Enjoy! Parenting...

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7 Peaceful, Powerful Ways to Connect with an Angry Child

Everyone would agree that loving our children is one of the most important things a parent can do. But sometimes expressing that love isn’t as...

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How to Avoid Being Taken Hostage by Kids’ Demands

Parents sometimes feel like hostages to the intense demands of their children, intimidated into submission with the threat of “the big gun” – a deafening...

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What to Do When Kids Go Crazy? Do a Do-Over!

“I call the window seat!” “Nu-uhhh, it’s MY turn!” “No way!” “OW! Mom, she hit me!” Sometimes it can seem like the simplest interactions are...

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Turn a Big Meltdown into a Big Win!

I’ve heard a lot of encouraging stories from parents during coaching sessions, but even I was shocked at this one.

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Building Positive Skills to End Those Meltdowns

In our coaching session Krista and Ted were frustrated that they had let their tired daughter, Carlie, go back up the ski hill just one...

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Why Do Kids Tantrum?

  Simply stated, kids have tantrums because they pay off. In some convoluted sort of way they get what they want. Even if it means they...

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How Parents Can Predict a Meltdown…

Fists clench. Ears turn red. Lips quiver. The tiny chest heaves to draw in a breath and then — “NOOOOOOOO!!” When your child starts working...

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How a Pipe Cleaner Can Stop Your Child’s Meltdowns!A Practical Idea for Teaching The Skill of Flexibility

Does your child sometimes unexpectedly meltdown at the drop of a hat? Does unexpected change or inflexibility lead to frequent tantrums? If so, you’re not alone!...

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